Final Spring Recitals this Week

All participants should have received an email with details.  Please let us know if you have any questions.  We look forward to hearing the students!
All regular Classes and Lessons WILL take place on recital days.
We can no longer accept accommodate change requests at this point.
We look forward to hearing the students soon!

MAY 20   3:00 RECITAL – Olin Hall
Megan Beaumont – clarinet, saxophone
David Degge – percussion
Irina Nuzova – piano, chamber music
Susanne Son – piano
Yuejiao Wan – Chinese Language (10:30 & 1pm)
MAY 20   4:15 RECITAL – Olin Hall
Helena Baillie – violin
Ryan Kamm – double bass, string ensemble
Sean Katsuyama – cello
Janara Khassenova – piano
Chloe Kiffer, violin – violin ensemble
David Temple – guitar

Bake Sale – New One Day Record! We Can Break the All Time Semester Record!

Only 1 week to go.  We are only $328 away from our goal of $7,000 or $422 away from breaking our semester record of $7,093!  We can do it!

Thank You to the Bake Sale Team!

Please sign up here to Help or Bake:   BAKE SALE PAGE

Or send us an email at and we will get you signed up!

May 13 – $598!!!!! – New One Day Record!

May 6 – $551

April 29 – $468

April 22 – $453

April 8 – $464

April 1 –  $482

March 25 – $443

March 11 – $490

March 4 –  $494

February 25 – $437

February 18 – $486

February 11 – $396

February 4 – $480

January 28 – $430

Spring Total:  $6,074!

Bard Prep Informational Links – Prep Faculty Video links, PRACTICE BUDDIES!, Catskill Jazz Factory, Music for Food

See below for information on Practice Buddies (Bard Conservatory Students that are available to assist with student practicing) and for information about Catskill Jazz Factory, and Music for Food;  2 great concert series that we recommend for our families.




BARD PREP FACULTY IN ACTION!  Here are some great links to performances, lessons, and cd’s from our teachers so you can see and hear them in action.

To make a donation to support the Bard Preparatory Division please click here:


A Word from Practice Buddies/Friends of Prep Anna and Joe

Our excellent Practice Buddies Anna Obbagy (who is also one of our regular accompanists) and Joe Burke are trying to raise funds to attend a language course in France in June.  They are offering house concerts by their trio (clarinet, viola, piano) and they have started a gofundme page to help them reach their goal.  If you are interested in having these talented young musicians perform in your home or if you are able to provide some help for them to reach their goal of $5000 by June, please email Anna at or visit their gofundme site:


Thanks for your consideration.

4 Special Concerts this Weekend – Matthew Woodard with TON, Helena’s Recital in Cold Spring, and David D with Conservatory Percussion Studio

4 Special Concerts this weekend.  All are highly recommended for our families.

Prep Teacher/Helper/Practice Buddy Extraordinaire (and graduating Conservatory student) Matthew Woodard will be performing the Ligeti Violin Concerto with TON Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the Bard Fisher Center.  Click here for more information.


Helena Baillie – Prep Violin Faculty – Recital with Martina Baillie, piano at the Chapel Restoration in Cold Spring, NY.  Sunday, April 23rd at 4 pm.  For more information:  Chapel Restoration


David Degge – Prep Percussion Faculty

Bard Conservatory Percussion Studio Concert – Sunday April 23rd at 3 pm in the Bito Building Conservatory Performance Space


2017-2018 Preparatory Division Calendar and Registration for next Semester

The 2017-2018 Preparatory Division Schedule has been finalized.  Please see below for the dates of classes/lessons and mark your calendars now!
FALL 2017
September 9 to January 13
  Snow date: January 20
No classes: Oct 7, Nov 25, Dec 23, Dec 30
September 12 to January 16
  Snow date: January 23
No classes: Oct 10, Nov 21, Dec 26, Jan 2
SPRING 2018 
January 27 to May 19
 Snow date #1:  June 2
 Snow date #2:  June 9
No classes: March 24 & March 31
January 30 to May 22
  Snow date #1:  May 29
 Snow date #2:  June 5
No classes: March 20 & March 27